So the US Supreme Court made a ruling yesterday morning on Prop 8 here in california and DOMA and both got taken down. And now the LGBT folks can get married. So in different cities in california, and I’m sure in some other states had victory rallies and so I was at the one in West Hollywood. Honestly I was expecting more of a party, mainly some speeches going on and after that was over with everyone either went home or walked up to some of the restaurants, bars, or clubs near by on Santa Monica blvd and just partied away there. And in other news some people got really butthurt on the fact DOMA was killed.
That was a good day, it was really was. Here is how the day went. I went over with a friend of mine and took the bus and dropped off near where the parade was going to end. and then started heading up to the start while also taking some other photos along the way. Found the protesters, trolled them shortly and then started heading to the beginning of the parade route again. I was walking with the NOH8 Campaign group, or in my case, they were walking while I was on my blades. It actually took quite awhile for our group to start moving but it was nice when it finally did. As we went a long the route I found more people with interesting shirts and other costumes I took more photos of.
After the parade was over people would either go into the festival or just hang around Santa Monica Blvd and just party along there. Met some people promoting Bent Con, letting me know some nerds are gay, which is true because I know many gay nerds. Got a free coupon for a burrito at Chipotle, and one of the girls with the group gave me an orange cowboy hat. Ran into some of the Angel City Derby Girls again like I did back during the last CicLAvia like 2 months ago, and they got a game coming up this weekend. Later I found myself dancing for some of the people at Eddie’s Barber Shop, and by dancing I mean head banging and thrashing around because I don’t dance. They thought I was awesome anyways. Walked around more, talked to other people and took more photos, and took part of all kinds of wackiness.
I also met Christina Milian during the parade. She also joined in with the NOH8 group and didn’t even recognize her. And to think I spend a good part of my afternoon talking to her not realizing who she really was.
Photos that I thought I posted on here but turns out I didn’t. This was after the election in ’08 when Prop 8 here in california passed, and that upset a lot of people. Two days after the election there was a massive rally going on in the west LA area going around Westwood, Beverly Hills, and ending up in West Hollywood. A friend of mine wanted to go but she wasn’t sure if she wanted to call sick in work or join up. I let her know if decided to go let me know and I’ll join. She called soon after, met up and rode over. Found a place to park and soon after we found the group coming up to us and walked with them. It was a nice long walk, not entirely sure where we went but I know we did go to this big ass mormon temple I believe was in Westwood because we know the Mormon Church involoved themselves in the push for prop 8 which would explain many of the signs seen.
Alright, so I headed down to Hollywood to get some photos of the kiss in that was scheduled to 5, and I got there about 10 minutes before seeing people with their signs. I hung around, talked to people and it seems they where there for a while. One person told me people started showing up after 1 in the afternoon. A couple of debates on the issue started but over all most people were cool. Also some of the employees came out at least once that I know of an offered water to the people out side, nice little jester to show they themselves mean well. But I also heard some guy walked by and either attacked someone or spit on them, not sure which. And I heard some fundies went to the northridge restaurant, I guess they knew to avoid me. Anywho, more photos can be found here.
Remember the post I made about the pride protester here in LA and then in Chicago two weeks later? seems during the weekend between both events he was in Columbus, Ohio. He is in the trust jesus shirt near the far left end of the photo. I also have a name, Rubin Israel. This fat idiot is clearly well traveled and seems to be everywhere.
Meant to make this on his 100th birthday and post it then but I was finding myself busy with some things and getting ready for others… and sleeping. Well it’s done, a few weeks later, and, thats kind of it. Now I just wonder if there is anything else coming up interesting, because I all can think of that I know of is Slutwalk in early august. And I need to actually make something to. Also click image for larger version.